Tinplate Printers

  • Print the required identification patterns on differentially-coated tinplate at production line speeds up to 1,600 fpm
  • Available in 48" or 54" wide print widths to fit specific production line requirements
  • Use interchangeable wick boards for rapid coating weight code changes

Pannier has supplied many, if not most, of the international tinplating companies with different models of its Differential Tinplate Printer. They are designed to print lines or geometric patterns on tinplate to indicate the coating type and weight using a sodium dichromate solution.

In response to customer requests, Pannier has developed a series of printer enhancements and modifications to maximize the operational efficiency of units currently in use. Contact a Product Specialist to find out more about the following options:

  • Wick Board Assembly Conversion Program
  • Remote Positioning System
  • Remote Print Control System

Tinplate Printer Edge Marker

Model 9326

This model is designed to mark only line patterns on the heavy-coated side of tinplate that is moving vertically up or down. The printer consists of a printing die roll, solution transfer roll, and wick board assembly. The printing roll holds die bands that are placed on 0.50" centers across the width of the drum. Pannier now offers special wick boards to help manufacturers reduce costs and quickly change print patterns.

Model 4440

This model is designed to identify the light-coated side of tinplate with geometric patterns to illustrate the coating weight. The printer consists of a die roll, transfer roll, and pick-up roll. The die roll contains the die bands, placed on 1" centers, which contact the strip and apply the pattern of marks to the surface of the tinplate.

Edge Marking System

Apply a line mark or code along the edges of tinplate. Pannier’s Edge Tracking Control System ensures consistent marks on the left-hand and right-hand sides of moving tinplate.